John H. Nail Memorial Award: Edward Shikada, assistant city manager, San Jose
The John H. Nail Memorial Award was created by the League's City Managers' Department during the 1978 Annual Spring Conference, in honor and memory of a highly regarded city manager and individual. The award is presented to an outstanding municipal assistant who has contributed significantly to his or her city government and to the advancement of the community as a whole.
Award for the Advance of Diverse Communities: Ray Corpuz, city manager, Seaside
The Award for Advancement of Diverse Communities honors a city manager or assistant who has been most successful in promoting the advancement of diversity within the community and the workplace through the development and implementation of effective programs, policies and/or practices encouraging diversity.
Wes McClure Award of Distinction: Rod Gould, city manager, Santa Monica
The Wes McClure Award of Distinction recognizes the values and principles deemed essential to city managers' professional conduct. This award recognizes a city manager's outstanding career service, leadership, ethics, expertise and innovation in the field of city management as observed by their colleagues. The award is given to recognize those who make a difference to the profession.